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Library Herald
Year : 2012, Volume : 50, Issue : 1
First page : ( 23) Last page : ( 31)
Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469.

Use of E- Resources by Chemists and Physicists: A case study of Punjab University, Chandigarh

Sakshi*, Singh Joginder**

* Research Scholar, Department of Library & Information Science, KU, Kurukshetra. Email: Sakshiarora_13@yahoo.co.in

** Assistant Professor, Department of Library & Information Science, KU, Kurukshetra. Email: Joginder_burman@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 3 January, 2013.

Abstract

E- Resources play a vital role in all subjects. The study was based on survey using questionnaire method with the objective to identify the familiarity of eresources of 96 respondents with the percentage rate of 87.27%. The study reveals that all the faculty members and research scholars were familiar with e- resources. 100% faculty members use e- resources for the purpose for their research and education and preferred both print and electronic media for searching information. More than 50% PG students use internet at the university library. Google is the most used search engine. 59.38% respondents were satisfied with e- resources and a majority of respondents i.e. 85.42% face the common problem of slow speed in accessing e- resources. Some suggestions are highlighted to make maximum use of e- resources.

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Keywords

E-resources, Information resources, Chemistry, E-resources, Physics, E-resources, Panjab University, E-resources.

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